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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix user data corrupted by old value return of sysctl
    2005/12/31, Yi Yang <>:
    > Coywolf Qi Hunt wrote:
    > >You didn't set the trailing '\0', I wonder how your printf did work
    > >properly ever. You've just been lucky or something.
    > >
    > >-- Coywolf
    > >
    > >
    > The variable target does it, its value is 0x00000001, so you mustn't
    > worry it.
    > osname only has 4-bytes space, so if you set '\0' to its tail, a byte
    > information will be lost.

    I'm worrying more. We should set '\0'. Let the one byte information
    lost, the caller deserve that. Actually here printf sees "mylo"+'\01'
    if little endian.

    Linus, besides fixing bug, your commit certainly breaks userland
    compatibility. Please consider.
    Coywolf Qi Hunt
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